Calanais Standing Stones

The Calanais (or Callenish) Standing Stones is a magnificent site of several ancient stones erected nearly 5,000 years ago on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. Reach the Stones in just 30 minutes, driving from Stornoway.

A well-known prehistoric site, the Callanais Stones have a mystical aura about them which never fails to captivate visitors. The main monument is a circle of tall stones placed in the middle of a cross-shaped setting of stones. Right at its heart is a massive monolith nearly 5m high! You’ll also find other smaller stones radiating out from the circle and a chambered tomb.

The Stones are free to enter and are open all year round, with the Calanais Visitor Centre offering detailed information on the site and also has a gift shop and café.

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Calanais Standing Stones 7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 12℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 3 m/sec (SE)
Saturday, Jun 10partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 11.5℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 3.4 m/sec (ESE)
Sunday, Jun 11rain
Expect a temp in the range 15℃ to 16.1℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (N)
Monday, Jun 12rain
Expect a temp in the range 15.2℃ to 16℃ with wind speed 1.2 m/sec (ENE)
Tuesday, Jun 13cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 12.9℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 3.1 m/sec (NE)
Wednesday, Jun 14clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 14℃ to 17.3℃ with wind speed 2.2 m/sec (ESE)
Thursday, Jun 15clearsky_night
Expect a temp in the range 12.1℃ to 14.1℃ with wind speed 0.8 m/sec (SW)

Isle of Lewis weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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